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Article updated: 11/13/2013 5:11 PM

Fans brave cold night for free Chick-fil-A

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Bundled for the cold, Carol Durietz of Vernon Hills waits in line near a heater Wednesday outside the new Chick-fil-A location in Vernon Hills. The first 100 customers waiting in line when the restaurant opens Thursday will receive a free meal a week for the next year.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

On a blustery, cold morning, 96 people created a tent city Wednesday outside the new Chick-fil-A in Vernon Hills. The first 100 customers waiting in line when the restaurant opens Thursday will receive a free meal a week for the next year.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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A group of 100 Chick-fil-A enthusiasts formed a tent city on a cold and blustery morning Wednesday outside the popular restaurant chain's new location in Vernon Hills in anticipation of its grand opening Thursday -- and a year's worth of free meals. The first 100 customers at the new location Thursday will receive one Chick-fil-A meal per week for the next 12 months.
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    • Bundled for the cold, Carol Durietz of Vernon Hills waits in line near a heater Wednesday outside the new Chick-fil-A location in Vernon Hills. The first 100 customers waiting in line when the restaurant opens Thursday will receive a free meal a week for the next year.
    • On a blustery, cold morning, 96 people created a tent city Wednesday outside the new Chick-fil-A in Vernon Hills. The first 100 customers waiting in line when the restaurant opens Thursday will receive a free meal a week for the next year.
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